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historical counterfactuals

Tim’s Light Reading (10/5/2009)

1. Historical Counterfactuals. Via the Matters of Substance weblog, I learned that University of Nottingham Professor Daniel Nolan is seeking input on a paper of his titled “Why Historians (And Everyone Else) Should Care About Counterfactuals.” From his home institution’s website, I learned the following: “Daniel Nolan is Professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at The University of Nottingham. He works on a range of topics: primarily metaphysics, but also philosophy of science, philosophy of language, meta-ethics, philosophical logic.” Here is his personal website. 2. Comedy As Cultural Criticism. As an inveterate Monty Python fan, I can’t resist passing Read more